Will they or won’t the make the 24 movie? That’s the question that fans of the defunct Fox series have been asking themselves ever since its cancellation last spring. The last we checked, the studio had rejected a feature script that was submitted by the producers, which made the movie seem less likely to happen. But according to star Kiefer Sutherland, we have nothing to worry about because the film is set to begin production this year!

Extra reports that Sutherland has confirmed that the 24 movie will begin shooting in about eight months. He went on to say that he couldn’t imagine letting go of the character without one last mission.

“It’s a very difficult thing to take something you’ve done for eight years, almost two hundred episodes, and try to find a story that’s going to be unique and yet service the history of the show as well,” Sutherland said.

We’re sure the fans feel the same way Kiefer. While he’s waiting to get back into Jack Bauer mode, Sutherland has plenty of activities to keep him busy. He’s set to star in the Broadway revival of That Championship Season, and he’ll appear in the upcoming webseries called “The Confession.” Someone’s a busy bee!

Are you excited about the 24 movie? Do you think everything will go according to plan?